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How do young readers see themselves and "others" in the texts they are encouraged to read? How are their sympathies recruited in tales of wars and conflicts ? Where do their loyalties lie? How do they approach and interpret books in translation? How do writers in other European countries portray adults? How universal are fairy tales?

Books for children and young adults are deeply embedded in the culture and language of their origins.

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How do young readers see themselves and "others" in the texts they are encouraged to read? How are their sympathies recruited in tales of wars and conflicts ? Where do their loyalties lie? How do they approach and interpret books in translation? How do writers in other European countries portray adults? How universal are fairy tales?

Books for children and young adults are deeply embedded in the culture and language of their origins. Although the multicultural nature of the UK is now more positively reflected in their children's books and the fact that there are many "Englishes" is acknowledged, the Englishness of English books is still strong. The questions of national identity and children's literature are considered by European writers from their own perspectives, to highlight what is often taken for granted about "other" in relation to "ourselves" and vice versa. Gathered here by renowned author Margaret Meek of the Institute of Education, University of London, the contributors include:
Anthea Bell, famous translator of Asterix
Penni Cotton, who ran EU-funded seminars on the international use of children's literature
Robert Dunbar of Dublin, who examines traditional Irish children's literature and identity
Carol Fox of early storytelling fame, who has been studying East European children's books about war
Judith Graham of Roehampton Institute, looking at picture books
Anna Jaszo of Budapest University, writing on international reading
Gillian Lathey of Roehampton Institute, promoting European children's literature
Francis Marcoin, critical theorist at the University of Artois
Emer O'Sullivan, children's literature expert at Goethe University in Frankfurt
Carla Poesio, a picture book specialist from Florence
Morag Styles, who applies her expertise in children's poetry to the theme of national identity and
Janet White of the QCA, who started inquiring into this topic and drew Margaret Meek into it.

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ISBN 9781858562049
author Margaret Meek
Publication Date Jan 5, 2001
Number of Pages 220
Publisher Stylus Publishing
Cover Type Paperback
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